CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain and TMJ pain. It is also a deeply relaxing technique allowing individuals to release pain and fatigue from daily stressors. It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, increased flexibility, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity and a youthful complexion.
Geriatric massage is designed to meet the specific needs of retirees. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain and also increase range of motion. It can help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced due to aging. In addition, since the elderly don't typically receive enough physical touch, this massage can also help alleviate symptoms of loneliness or depression.
Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is beneficial to their health. I focus my attention on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for you to relax into.
I also love working directly with the caregivers who are assisting individuals going through cancer treatments. It is important for caregivers to care for themselves as well by receiving regular massage and bodywork treatments. This allows them to be more present for the people they are helping.
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. It differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level.
Since pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes, Pregnancy Massage offers the use of various techniques specifically developed for the mom to be. Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to baby weight, relaxing muscles in the low back due to postural changes and improved breathing and relaxation.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques in order to release your trigger points.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific energetic zones in your feet related to the internal organ and skeletal systems of the body. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches and depression.
Reiki is a Japanese energy technique that balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle hand positions to conduct the necessary energy force between practitioner and client. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.